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I Have Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Munchausen Syndrome. You're not alone. 28 People

    Another Result Of A Rotten Childhood

    Just came back from therapy and if bi polar, PTSD, anxiety, and depression was not enough I have come to the conclusion that I have munchausen sydrome, I can not even pronounce this. As I sat in therapy with a ace bandage on my wrist from a fall I took I can do everything with my...
    Compulsive64 Compulsive64 46-50 Apr 26, 2012

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    Help?

    i have munchausen syndrome. and everyone is telling me to get a treatment for that itself... i dont believe that i have it. but everyone tells me i do... does anyone have any ideas on how to hurt myself? i feel like that pain is easier...because its the only way anybody will...
    smoot100 smoot100 22-25 6 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    It's difficult for others to understand

    that I'd love to be lying in hospital, on oxygen, unable to move. Nurses caring for me, specialists understanding me, visitors making me laugh.No expectations. Thankfully my psychologist is helping me to understand it and talk to psychiast
    Jomail Jomail 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I'm 14 and "suffer" from this awful syndrome.

    I often randomly say a part of my body hurts just so my mom will do something. I had pneumonia in June and really wish that it would have been a bigger more long term infection. I feel jealous when I read about cancer patients suffering and wish I could be among those people. I...
    stellagirl99 stellagirl99 13-15, F Jan 26

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    My friend admitted to me

    that she has munchausens, and she actually does and then decided she didn't and won't speak to her therapist about it. She is hurting herself and putting everyone she knows out by pretending to be handicapped. How can I help her? She sits at home alone most of the day or comes...
    dannigirl81 dannigirl81 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I Have Munchausen

    I know for a fact that I am sick, but I keep looking ways to go to the hospital , I feel so in peace or cared for You know what I mean. I don't want to let anybody know about my disorder but I want to have a surgery so bad! it hurts! have had three so far, but not because I faked...
    dulceocean1 dulceocean1 41-45, F Aug 30, 2013

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    Need Advice

    I think I have a friend who has Munchausen's mixed with mythomania. I want to help, but I don't know how to tell her in a way that won't make her run for the hills. Any advice?
    anonym333 anonym333 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    I Don't Have Munchausen But I Have Been Really Hurt By One Who Did

    I'm hoping this will help people trying to get over Munchausen. I had a close friend who I believed had cancer, pretended to be sick, asked people to be supportive during times of when he "went into surgery", etc. And then one day, his girlfriend (and my best friend) told me that...
    loveisblind1 loveisblind1 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    Im Only 16

    Im awaiting blood tests for an auto-immune disease, and I dont know what to think. I feel disgusted at myself when i secretly wish i had something so theres a cinflict raging in my mind, i dont know what to do.
    munchausensabitch munchausensabitch 18-21 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    I'M Not The Only One Who Noticed

    obviously because i have faked/exaggerated things all my life, i have been to my doctors practice countless times with my mum, often resulting with either nothing or antibiotics (much to my dismay). Just a few weeks ago I was having a discussion with my mum as she was saying how...
    munchausensabitch munchausensabitch 18-21 1 Response Mar 31, 2013

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    I Feel Like I'm A Sick Person For My Munchausen's

    I fake OCD ADD kidney failure heart problems, oh and it's perfect. When I see sick people I'm jealous, i break my bones and i love it, my heart stops with longing when I see an ambulance or someone go to the hospital, I fantasize over saying I have cancer, and was exited when i...
    Charliepeach Charliepeach 13-15 3 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    I Think The Love Of My Life Has, Munchausens.

    My girl friend, and I have been togeter almost a year now. We are engaged and I am worried she has Munchausens. In early March we found out she had stage 2 colon cancer. My daughter is 2 and, he stays with my mother so I could work two jobs and take care of my girl friend. Then...
    1127KM 1127KM 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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    I'M Obsessed With Hospitals And Cancer

    I have spent a lot of time in hospitals because of two of my close family members who had cancer. I saw them suffer, and I know both of them would have done anything to end their suffering. But for some reason, I want to be in their shoes. I love hospitals. I love the smell, the...
    alexissss alexissss 18-21 3 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I got diagnosed when I was 3 and I have it in both eyes. Just a few months before that I had a brain tumor. I can not begin to image what kind of stress this put my parents under...
    macyl macyl 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I was diagnosed with Duane Syndrome in my right eye when I was just a baby, when my Dad noticed I couldn't move my eye. From a very early age I remember being in the hospital...
    baaraah baaraah 18-21, F Dec 5

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    I found out I had Duane Syndrome in both of my eyes when I was around 6 years old but it only started to seriously impact my life when I was 12. From what I remember my vision used...
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    Hi there. Since I was born I have been diagnosed with marfan syndrome. Little did I know, being an infant, I was on the verge of having many issues in life. They may not have been...
    ChrisSFTY ChrisSFTY 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Hi my name is Christina, I just found out I have pica. I have been licking cigarette ashes off of my finger. It started about 5 months ago while I was living with my ex. I was very...
    4cutiepies 4cutiepies 36-40, F Dec 11

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    Hi, I'm 43 and I think I have pica because I'm really addicted to eating ice and smelling washing powder. It's only one brand of washing powder I crave for(I'm not worried about...
    smurft smurft 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Recently diagnosed. Diagnosis seems a bit pointless seeing as there's no cure but I suppose it will stop me wasting my time looking for a solution. I wonder what to do with a life...
    Dontcare8 Dontcare8 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I'm eating ice again. Yey? hahah, just wanna get that out there. Wrong info before, it's bad for your teeth.
    gnarlyaf gnarlyaf 18-21 Nov 23

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    My wife( 36, a twin, living in NZ), has MELAS. Hearing loss declined between 2007-2012. Had first grand mal seizures in 2012, diagnosed with mitochondrial disease/MELAS. Sadly had...
    Richeste Richeste 36-40, M Nov 29

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    hello swyer sisters. i was diagnosed at age of 18. had my gonadectomy at age of 21. on cycloprogynova since diagnosed. i am now 28. trying for my baby. this is the 2nd trial of...
    ibelieveingodextremly ibelieveingodextremly 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    THERE COMES TO A POINT THAT YOU REALIZE THAT ANY OR ALL RESOURCES AFFORTED TO A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY IS A SCAM; LEGAL, MEDICAL SHOULD BE BOUND TO A LEGAL ETHIC STANDARD, SADLY...
    JEM404 JEM404 41-45, M Dec 11

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    Anyone eat cigarette ashes? I would really like to talk to someone who has the same problem!
    4cutiepies 4cutiepies 36-40, F a week ago

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    OVUS SUMPTUM PAR MIDA U TOLS
    JEM404 JEM404 41-45, M a week ago

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    I'm so glad I found this. Many of your stories are so similar to mine. I've seen twenty six doctors, having been diagnosed with fibromyalga, chronic migraines, osteoarthritis and...
    jsxburt jsxburt 46-50, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have a twin brother that survived Guillain-Barré Syndrome or GBS. He was diagnosed at the age of six and it took a year for him to get treatment and get over the disorder. GBS...
    tinytornado95 tinytornado95 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I have Hypermobility Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). I also have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome/dysautonomia (POTS). Ehlers Danlos syndrome is a connective tissue...
    jahoz jahoz 41-45 5 days ago

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    I am well acquainted with how disruptive motherhood can be to a woman's personal and professional autonomy. I will not be waxing poetic about it either (today of all days). I too...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hey All, I'm a 28 year old female with what I think is CVS. Every few months I am awoken in the middle of the night with the worst stomach ache in the centre of my abdomen and I...
    starjj starjj 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I was diagnosed with HAS a few days ago - The initial cause was that I am experiencing eye issues and saw an ophthalmologist who then referred me to a neurologist who made the...
    barbarasayshi barbarasayshi 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i think Asperger Syndrome is very similar to Obssesive Compulsive Personality Disorder...
    Hanahbee Hanahbee 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think. I'm no doctor, but I was reading the symptoms and I know I know that's no way tell tell if you have it. I'm emotionless, I don't make eye contact, I'm clumsy and awkward...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 21

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    So many people without it have no idea of the pain it brings along. Today, I'm meeting with the Lender for our new house, and I can't control the neck tics and I'm hurting on a 8...
    jeepers92 jeepers92 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 22

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    This experience message is for anyone who currently suffers from Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). PLEASE read my entire post before commenting, I have an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and...
    starlits0ul starlits0ul 26-30 Nov 23

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    After 4/5 years of being called lazy when I feel too weak to move, or that it is all in my head, I was finally diagnosed with POTS yesterday. My parents aren't dealing with it well...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F Nov 23

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    So, when we get our dogs as puppies, we're technically kidnapping them in a way, right? Since they have no inkling as to what is happening, to them it's kidnapping I suppose. (Or...
    LiveForAnotherDay LiveForAnotherDay 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Hi, Im new to this site, and anything like this. I recently found out that my BF, and as of last month, Husband has AS. I am not a Doctor, but he has all the characteristics and...
    Metalmissys Metalmissys 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I don't remember a day where I actually felt normal. Could run. Didn't have my parents yell at me for "not controlling my symptoms". People asking why my legs are all red and...
    HebBay HebBay 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I think I have Aspergers, I love arts so much I think it's the only life where I want to be, I love seeing great murals an architect designs, I can get obsessed and lost when I...
    perennialsorrows perennialsorrows 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 27

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    I can't meet people's gazes. I have single minded focus on certain things. I am clumsy (found a way to help that.) I usually end a conversation just because I can't continue it, I...
    Ditum Ditum 18-21, M Nov 28

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    It took the doctors almost 3 years to diagnose me. At first, they thought it was anxiety or depression. I was thrown around from hospital to hospital for about 2 1/2 years until a...
    Kristoe103095 Kristoe103095 18-21, F Nov 29

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    it was twenty four years ago when I had bouts of severe stomach pain. the kind of pain that would double you over. it was scary because I was pregnant at the time. I thought...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    From the time that I was 7 years old, I have been medicated. I have been on 30+ drugs my entire life. First was Ritalin, that made me a walking zombie. From then on anti...
    sicknfaith83 sicknfaith83 31-35, F Dec 2

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    I thought I needed a good vent so here goes. Sorry if there is TMI. Every since I started my period when I was 11 I would be in excruciating pain, I would have to have time off...
    xxkerry1990xx xxkerry1990xx 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    A few years ago, I moved from the east coast of the United States to the southwest to go back to university after taking a year long break from school, and I didn't know a single...
    uglyhands uglyhands 22-25, F Dec 4